The Upward Spiral

A book review of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb, Ph.D. Stars: ***** New Harbinger Publications (2015) Depression/Neuropsychology 240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue,… Read More »

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A book review of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach Stars: **** Harper Collins (2017) Memoir/Mental Health 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia’s life together… Read More »

Pound for Pound

A book review of Pound for Pound: a Story of One Woman’s Recovery and her Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life by Shannon Kopp Stars: ***** William Morrow (2015) Memoir/Mental Health/Animals 288 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:… Read More »

Finding Your Bipolar Muse

Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power by Lana R. Castle Stars: ***** Marlowe & Company (2006) Psychology/Self-Help 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Do creativity and mental illness truly go hand in hand, as many people believe? Or are all creative artists… Read More »

Depression, Anxiety and the Christian Life

Depression, Anxiety and the Christian: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter  – Notes by Michael S. Lundy Stars: **** Crossway (2018) Christian Living/Health – Mental Illness 192 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Depression—whether circumstantial and fleeting or persistent… Read More »

Shift Happens by Margot Genger

Shift Happens: a memoir by Margot Genger Stars: ***** Bowker (2018) Memoir/Travel 327 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.  Summary Short Version: The author takes us on a tour of her past as a truck driver across the USA in the… Read More »

Detour From Normal by Ken Dickson

Detour From Normal by Ken Dickson Stars: **** CreateSpace (2013) 320 pages Memoir Summary:  Despite access to the greatest healthcare in the world, U.S citizens are not immune to medical horror stories. Such was the experience of Ken Dickson, a beloved husband and father and respected engineer, with no history of mental illness. What should… Read More »